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  1. Hi all My first post here, i am starting to get into coffee and would like to keep my budget small. I currently have a french press and a Aeropress, I am looking to get a grinder as i believe freshly ground beans will make a large improvement. I have a local roaster in my area that i will buy some beans from. Any advice/reviews of the Porlex mini? I have looked at the Hario, Porex and generic hand burr grinders. Cheers
  2. Hi guys, Looking very likely that I'll be pulling the trigger on a Sage DTP for £234 with 3 yrs warranty in the next couple of days. The issue I have is grinding. I currently have a Wilfa Svart for making French, v60, aeropress and Turkish coffee but espresso is my favourite method of getting my hit. I don't drink milk at all either, so all black. Whilst I was looking at second-hand grinders, likes of the Super Jolly etc, I noticed the Niche. It's twice my budget, but I'd have a couple of months to make the difference in buying a Niche instead. The fact it's small and comp
  3. I had bought a Tiamo hand grinder, but the more you use it, the more you read, the better you understand that the grind consistency isn't great. So I want to upgrade my hand grinder. I don't need Lido levels of consistency, but I do want better than the Tiamo I currently have. I have narrowed it down to a full sized Porlex (about £55) or the Aergrind (£67 on their site for mechanically perfect but cosmetically damaged examples). Which would you advise to go for? EDIT: This is not to grind for espresso, but other brewing methods only.
  4. My porlex has stopped clicking as I adjust the grind size - I've taken it apart and tried looking at threads that help with this stuff but can't seem to sort it out; this is also what happened to my Hario grinder which made me buy the porlex... As well as not clicking, the burrs themselves are moving every time I adjust the adjuster... Picture below of the pieces when unscrewed; I'm thinking it's something to do with the spring and the thin metal bit next to it pictured - in what order do I put these on?
  5. Hello Apologies my first ever post after registering is probably a very dull question, but I would be grateful for any help. I have been a lurker here for some time, enjoying reading the various threads. I'm a moka pot and Aeropress user, and now wanting to purchase whole beans. To the matter in hand: I decided on a Porlex Mini grinder, but my buying experience so far has been disappointing and confusing. All three units I've purchased (from three different UK sellers) have had slightly taco'd (they rock on a flat surface) and oval-shaped female/outer burrs. The fir
  6. Hi everyone, this is Heru LS, a communication specialist living in Leeds, and obviously a coffee lover. I'm from Indonesia, and will soon back to my homeland in this year, miss the Indonesia coffee since the first day arrived in Leeds. My first coffee sip was in 1990's in my house in North Aceh, Sumatera Island. It was only a sip because my father suddenly reprimanded because I was deemed too small. I was just in primary school. I've started consuming coffee again while studying at the University, in Yogyakarta, Java Island, in 2000. It was only an instant coffee, sometimes worst, a s
  7. Anyone used both and can tell me if there is enough of a difference to justify double the price? Hario can be had for £16 delivered whereas the Porlex is £33 and a wait from Japan. It will just be for a quick and dirty Aeropress at work, eyeballed measurements and water out of an Urn so nothing special. Am I going to be noticing any difference with the Porlex? Whilst it would be nice to slot my grinder into my Aeropress its pretty far down on my list, price and quality are much higher.
  8. Looking for a relatively cheap but decent hand grinder for work for my Aeropress and Clever Dripper. As I can't run to a Lido (maybe Santa will say I've been a good boy and it's only 8 months or so away) and I'm desperate because I don't like grinding at home and carting containers of grinds to work. Plus I can easily swap beans day to day when the notion takes me, so what do you recommend chaps?
  9. Looking for a stop gap relatively cheap hand grinder for work to use with my Aeropress and possibly Clever Dripper. I say stop gap because I really like the look of the Lido but can't run to that but who knows Christmas is only 8 months away. So which would be best or if not one of those what do you recommend?
  10. Hi all, Just wanted to get some opinions on these two hand grinders. I'm looking for a grinder to use with my Aeropress. So far it's come down to one of the following two: Hario Medium Glass Hand Coffee Grinder or Porlex Mini Mill Hand Grinder. Could anyone advise on which one of these (or which other one I haven't considered) would be best? Thanks!
  11. Hi folks My birthday is approaching and I've decided I'd like to try and build myself a little travel set up as a treat. I started with a Skerton and Aeropress, along with the metal filter, but as per usual, you jump into a rabbit hole and now I'm not sure... Rhino/Porlex/Hario grinder; Clever Dripper/Aeropress/etc.... Just curious as to people's thoughts on a good, space-efficient set up to take away. Budget is around £60.
  12. I've been using my tall porleporlex for a couple of years with no issues (other than sore arms and hands at times!) However over the last couple of weeks it's developed a squeak. After the first 30 seconds grinding it starts squeaking. It's regularly disassembled and cleaned. Also I'm getting the impression it's not grinding as well when the squeak is apparent. Any ideas?
  13. Hi all, I'm currently saving for an espresso grinder to couple with my Gaggia Classic. At the minute, i'm using a Hario slim and it's doing a decent job. Only problem is, the hexagonal 'peg' where the handle fits became worn after ~2 months and now, no grinding occurs unless i stuff the hole where the handle is with aluminium foil... not ideal. So... i've seen many instances where this has happened to a mini mill, but not too many with a Rhino or Porlex. Question is, which is the most reliable, with regards to consistency, reliability and of course, that handle connection? I like the co
  14. Firstly, thanks for being such an active and knowledgeable forum. I've learned so much from reading the forum over the past few weeks. I never knew how making good espresso could be so expensive! Hello, my names Coffee Dog . My Gran got me addicted to coffee from a young age by making me strong instants with plenty of sugar. I moved up to a French press and supermarket pre-ground coffee in my teens. Next step was to mail order coffee via Has Bean. I then graduated to an Aeropress and never used the French again. Got a blade grinder as an xmas present a few years ago - it wa
  15. Hello everyone, I'm a semi-retired software engineer living in Alsace. Been in France for over 40 years now. Never thought much about coffee - meal over, black stuff in cup, knock it back, pay, get out and that was it. Spent cycling hols in Italy several years ago & scales fell from eyes. Been a ristretto addict ever since. Was given an SGL Gold Star machine 2 or 3 years ago, alas it only takes ESE pods and yields a result the French mavens call "wattérie" with about 0.5 mm of crema. Also has a captive pod carrier, difficult to impossible to clean. The missus bought m
  16. Hey everyone, Just wondered if the good folk of these forums had any ideas with travelling and brewed coffee set-ups. I'll be travelling through the Middle East for around a month in the next week and wondered out of the two brewing methods, which one is more travel friendly. In the interests of packing light, I'll be taking some scales and a Porlex mini, extra filters, etc. I use a Bonavita Variable Temp kettle at home for my pourovers, but taking the v60 would mean getting my hands on a new gooseneck kettle that's stovetop-friendly and hopefully not too bulky. I have seen some Tia
  17. Hello everyone! I am hoping that at lest some of you will have a few spare minutes and will be kind enough to offer some help. Basically I know very very little about coffee as I don't drink it - but my boyfriend started getting into coffee more and more recently. He has a filter coffee machine, a Kenwood one as far as I can recall. I would like to but him some beans and a grinder as part of his Christmas present. I'd appreciate any advice on grinders and best places to buy beans (online, UK) as I know so little - I've started reading about it all and my head is spinning. My b
  18. Hey folks, After browsing for a while thought I'd get a bit more involved. I was thinking about getting a delonghi bean to cup machine but after browsing the forums am now going for an aeropress and reasonable grinder. I'm the only one in the house who drinks coffee and limit myself to one Americano per day. Any more plays havoc with my J Pouch (intestinal surgery). So definitely going for an aeropress and something like a Delonghi kg79 grinder or maybe push the boat out a bit more on a better second hand one. I've done a fair bit of research on grinders so far and whilst hand
  19. I am new to the world of good coffee, I'm just looking at a grinder, hand or electric for £50 or less for use in my basic espresso machine or cafetiere for the moment,I'd like to spend more but can't afford it, and I think with limited funds a reasonable grinding and decent beans is the best route into decent coffee. So any recommendations welcome. coffee machine I have is very similar to this, maybe the older model version. http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/B003UMHO8G/ref=mp_s_a_1_7?qid=1372891163&sr=8-7&pi=SL75
  20. Hi all. Selling my porlex mini, great condition. Purchased around one year ago, used to grind approx 1-2kg or beans. Burrs in good condition. Collection from stafford area or buyer to organise delivery. £40 or nearest offer. Cheers. JP
  21. SOLD ON [E]BAY For sale Porlex Mini hand ceramic burr grinder. Only 4 month's old with all the original packaging. Used, but in excellent condition, washed and ready for use. 100% genuine, bought from https://www.gallacoffee.co.uk/acatalog/porlex-mini-hand-grinder.html £24.20 posted in UK. Selling due to completely changing my coffee making methods and equipment.
  22. Guys what would be the most effective way of cleaning the burrs on my two grinders (lido and porlex) have seen crystals heard that oats will do the job with warm water and elbow grease be adiquate? Daz
  23. Guys after a lot of reading on here most are quick to sugest the MC2 burr grinder and the porlex hand grinder. the MC2 is too large for my current situation and the hand grinder takes a lot of effort when grinding for more than two cups. Are there any sugestions of a smaller electric burr grinder that will still give a consistant grind? i like to drink stove top french press and the occasional drip. espresso would be nice but i am limited by space. (hence my liking for manual kit as there are no cables and can be stored wherever) Dazzler.
  24. I'm looking to change my set-up completely, so I'm selling a job lot of everything you need to make espresso with the exception of beans. The Gaggia Classic is four month's old and the other items are slightly newer. The Gaggia is cleaned and descaled ready to use, as is the Porlex grinder. All items are in excellent condition and have been well looked after. The Gaggia Classic was bought online from Harts of Stur in Dorset and still has 20 months left on the manufacturer's warranty. The Gaggia Classic cost £200 new and the other items in excess of £100. I'm looking for £270 OVNO. And pre
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